Goto Section: 73.712 | 73.731 | Table of Contents

FCC 73.713
Revised as of December 1, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  73.713   Program tests.

   (a) Upon completion of construction of an international broadcasting
   station in accordance with the terms of the construction permit, the
   technical provisions of the application therefor, and the rules and
   regulations and the applicable engineering standards, and when an
   application for station license has been filed showing the station to
   be in satisfactory operating condition, the permittee may request
   authority to conduct program tests. Such request shall be filed with
   the FCC at least 10 days prior to the date on which it is desired to
   begin such operation. All data necessary to show compliance with the
   terms and conditions of the construction permit must be filed with the
   license application.

   (b) Program tests shall not commence until specific Commission
   authority is received. The Commission reserves the right to change the
   date of the beginning of such tests or to suspend or revoke the
   authority for program tests as and when such action may appear to be in
   the public interest, convenience, and necessity.

   (c) Unless sooner suspended or revoked, program test authority
   continues valid during Commission consideration of the application for
   license and during this period further extension of the construction
   permit is not required. Program test authority shall be automatically
   terminated by final determination upon the application for station

   (d) All operation under program test authority shall be in strict
   compliance with the rules governing international broadcasting stations
   and in strict accordance with representations made in the application
   for license pursuant to which the tests were authorized.

   (e) The granting of program test authority shall not be construed as
   approval by the Commission of the application for station license.

   [ 38 FR 18894 , July 16, 1973, as amended at  47 FR 40174 , Sept. 13, 1982]


Goto Section: 73.712 | 73.731

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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